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July 11, 2005
First-Course Choices:She crab soupOyster Stew Okra GumboPlantation Salad
Main Course:Middleton Sliced Beet SaladBBQ ShrimpRoast Hen QuarterCarolina Pulled Pork Rosie's PilausPlantation Meat PiePan Seared Skirt Steak Salad
Dessert:Strawberry ShortcakePecan PieSweet Potato PieHuguenot Torte
There are certainly some interesting choices. I chose the she crab soup, barbeque shrimp, and strawberry shortcake. The soup was a beautiful pink color and thick with crab, and the barbeque shrimp was served over stone-ground grits, which is an inspired combination that I saw on several menus around town. The strawberry shortcake was homemade biscuit with fresh strawberries, whipped crème, and strawberry coulis. It would have been perfect if the biscuit was fresher.
Al had the oyster stew, which I had never tasted before and fell in love with. It was deliciously rich and full of oysters and potatoes. He had the Carolina pulled pork, dressed with a mustard-based sauce and collard greens. His dessert choice was the sweet potato pie, and it was fabulous, well spiced and not very sweet. The whipped cream complemented it nicely.
Joe had the okra gumbo a thick, hearty vegetarian soup. For the main course, he chose the plantation meat pie, which was a little like shepherd’s pie, with the addition of sausage. Joe liked it a lot. He chose the Huguenot torte for dessert, a spiced cake with chunks of apples. We all agreed that Al’s sweet potato pie was the winner in the dessert stakes.
We happened to come here on a very quiet day, and we were the only ones in the dining room the entire time we were there. Service was friendly and efficient. We had a lovely table overlooking the Rice Mill Pond. This is a very nice place to stop for lunch, and the atmosphere is very sophisticated and warm. It is the perfect complement to a visit to Middleton Place. Candlelight dinners are also served from 6 to 9pm.
From journal Charleston-Days Out
June 22, 2004
From journal A Few Days in Charming Charleston